Children: Rights and Childhood

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 247 pages
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Offering a serious and sustained philosophical examination of children's rights, David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to the topic. The second edition is fully revised and updated and include a new preface and two new chapters.Children: Rights and childhood is widely regarded as the first book to offer a detailed philosophical examination of children's rights. Drawing on a wide variety of sources from law and literature to politics and psychology, David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to a topic that has assumed increasing relevance since the book's first publication.Divided clearly into three parts, Children: Rights and childhood covers key topics such as:* John Locke's writings on children* Philippe Aries's Centuries of Childhood* key texts on children's liberation and rights* a child's right to vote and to sexual choice* the rights of parents and the state over children* defining and understanding child abuse.The second edition has been fully revised and updated including a new preface, a new chapter on children's moral and legal rights, taking into account the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and a new chapter on children under the law, taking changes in European law into account.

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David Archard is Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University.

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